Tree root in the basement


Old 05-18-14, 04:39 PM
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Tree root in the basement

I was cleaning my french drains in the basement and stumbled upon a long root. At first I thought it was some old electric wire, which made no sense, however, I pulled on it and realized it was actually a root. I broke it, however, I am not sure what to do next. There is a maple tree growing in the front of the house, about 25 feet away. I don't want to kill it and I don't want the root to keep growing. Should I spray some Round Up on the broken end of the root? Like I said, I don't want to harm the tree. Thanks.
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Old 05-18-14, 05:04 PM
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Get some root x.. Its pricey, but you need to use not as directed. Since you are not foaming an entire sewer line....

RootX is the simple, effective and proven solution for sewer root control

Pour a little in a bucket, mix with water..... Will foam a lot... Pour over root area....
Old 05-18-14, 05:47 PM
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Mike, I was just reading the page you linked to because I have problems with roots in my pipes, but it says it's only available from a plumbing professional and only certain ones, at that. In my case, there's none close to me that carry it.

Anything else that works?
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It appears to be available through - who else - Amazon.
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Root X is available from many sources, just do a Google search.
Old 05-19-14, 09:59 AM
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OK, thanks. I only find 3 places, using Google, but that's all that's needed.

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